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AMERIDREAM HOSTS ROSEMONT STUDENTS
-- Nonprofit Sponsors Event to Mark Take our Daughters and Sons to Work --

Gaithersburg, MD (April 23, 2003)—As part of its work in the community, AmeriDream employees act as mentors to Rosemont Elementary School students, and on Thursday, April 24th some of those students will see how the organization operates. 


Approximately a dozen students, who range in age from first to fifth grade, will have the opportunity to see where and how their mentors work. Each week employees from AmeriDream, Inc., a national housing non-profit, are given an hour to work with the students. However, to mark the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to work day (www.daughtersandsonstowork.org) the students will be brought in for lunch and a visit.

“This is an expansion of our outreach efforts to area students,” said Tim Clark AmeriDream’s volunteer coordinator. “We will be able to show the students not only where we work, but also that volunteering can be a valuable aspect of the career they choose. It is possible to be successful professionally and personally.”

In addition to seeing where their mentors work, the students will be treated to lunch and a tour of the office.

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The mission of AmeriDream, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, is to expand homeownership opportunities for underserved groups and promote the value of homeownership as the foundation for building strong communities and individual prosperity. AmeriDream, Inc. is a non-profit, publicly supported organization that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). AmeriDream, Inc. meets the requirements for a charitable organization, as referenced in the HUD Handbook 4155.1 REV-4, CHG-1 Section 2-10 for FHA insured loans.  In addition to The AmeriDream Downpayment Gift Program, AmeriDream also operates The AmeriDream Redevelopment Program in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and Florida, and the Community Link Program nationwide. Through its Redevelopment Program, AmeriDream has spent more than $8 million to rehabilitate properties and return them to the market at affordable prices. Through Community Link, AmeriDream has donated more than $1.5 million to a range of community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, and the Victims Rights Foundation.